Brett Favre: Drama Queen or The King?
Here it is in late July again and there is still no definite answer on whether Brett Favre will be back or not. Most people are tired of hearing about him but should they really be getting annoyed still? I could understand this if it was the second or third time around, but we are on annual “Favre Watch” for the 5th or 6th year in a row now and hasn’t he came back every year?
If there is one lesson we should have learned by now is that we can expect Favre to be under center come Week 1 of the NFL season unless, of course, he is not under center during Week 1. Then, and only then, we can “assume” that he has officially retired. What I have found (even though I am obviously a little bias) is that I get more annoyed of people being annoyed about hearing about Brett Favre than I actually am annoyed by hearing about Brett Favre. Clear as mud? Great.
The thing is, Brett Favre is a grandfather and will turn 41 during this upcoming season, which will be his 20th in the league. Also, he is a superstar and we all know that superstars DO get treated different (See: Lebron James). Jared Allen was on ESPN the other day commenting that he doesn’t care if Favre shows up to training camp or not, and he feels that Brett has earned the right to skip if he wants.
People try and vilify Brett Favre for being a drama queen because they get tired of the will he/won’t he scenario that plays out every summer, but why not blame that on the media. Shouldn’t it really be a matter best left between the Vikings and Brett? If the Vikings were concerned with him missing training camp, don’t you believe they would put a deadline on his decision? Favre has been to more training camps than his WR’s and RB’s combined. Will he really get better by grinding through two-a-days or will it only tire him down for the end of the season? I mean really, the guy hasn’t missed a start in 18 years and we get annoyed because he doesn’t want to grind through training camp.
And it is not like he is holding out for a contract issue which we see quite often. He is holding out because he doesn’t want to put his body through another training camp (it is obvious that he is milking the ankle surgery). Bottom line, Brett Favre has earned the respect of coaches and teammates otherwise this would not be allowed to happen. Therefore I am left with one conclusion – Brett Favre is the King.
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